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The Digiday Technology Awards recognize the technology modernizing media and marketing. Over the years, we’ve honored industry-leading work from Adobe, SpotX, Twitch and Piano.

On November 18, we announced this year's Digiday Technology Awards winners. See the official announcement post here, learn more about each winning submission via our winners guide, or re-watch the virtual announcemet here

Planning to submit next year? Sign up below for deadline reminders where you'll be the first notified once submisson open up again. To access everything you'll need to join the ranks of past winners including our entry kit, expert tips for crafting an entry and past coverage of this program, click here.



Early Deadline: June 24, 2022

$499 per entry

Regular Deadline: July 22, 2022

$599 per entry

Last Chance Deadline: August 26, 2022

$729 per entry

Shortlist Announcement: October 4, 2022


Winners Announcement: November 17, 2022


All deadlines end on Fridays at 11:59 pm PST.   

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Best Social Marketing Platform

Awarding the tool or platform that best manages and scales post creation and publication.

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Best Buy-Side Programmatic Platform

Awarding the leading buy-side platform for programmatic advertising.

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Best Sell-Side Programmatic Platform

Awarding the leading sell-side platform for programmatic advertising.

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Best Video Ad Server

Awarding the leading ad serving solution for video.


    Best Content Marketing Platform

    Awarding the best content marketing software for content creation, management, distribution and beyond.

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    Best Content Management System

    Awarding the CMS platform that most efficiently manages and displays content across the web.

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    Best Content Syndication Platform

    Awarding the leading platform for brands and publishers to grow their audience, establish thought leadership and build awareness through content syndication.


      Best CRM Platform

      Awarding the best CRM software for managing customer data, interactions and relationships.

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      Best Influencer Marketing Platform

      Awarding the influencer marketing platform most effectively syndicating content across platforms to reach brand objectives.

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      Best Marketing Automation Platform

      Awarding the technology platform that has been most effective in automating marketing processes.

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      Best Marketing Analytics Platform

      Awarding the analytics platform that has been most effective in measuring the traffic or engagement marketing channels produce.

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      Best Social Analytics Platform

      Awarding the tool or platform that best manages and scales measurement and insights.


        Best Cookieless Identification Technology

        Awarding the technology that best serves as an alternate identifier of users.


          Best Sign-On Technology

          Awarding the best sign-on technology for identifying users.


            Best Personalization & A/B Testing Platform

            Awarding the leading optimization, personalization and testing platform.

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            Best IN-STORE Technology

            Awarding the technology most enhancing the in-store shopping experience.

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            Best Location DATA Platform

            Awarding the leading location-based services technology for consumer marketing.

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            best attribution tool

            Awarding the attribution tool that has been most effective in highlighting the effectiveness of multiple channels.

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            Best Affiliate MARKETING PLATFORM

            Awarding the leading platform for advertisers or publishers looking to drive their affiliate revenues.

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            Best E-Commerce Technology

            Awarding the technology best enhancing the online shopping experience.

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            Best Sales Automation Tools & Platform

            Awarding the best sales automation tools that help manage the sales process and minimize the manual effort.

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            BEST Native advertising platform

            Awarding the leading recommendation and native advertising platform for increasing ad revenue and user engagement.

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            Best Monetization Platform for Publishers

            Awarding the platform that allows publishers to monetize via relevant, highly contextualized ads.

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            Best Event Platform

            Awarding the best platform for hosting events.


              Best Subscription Platform

              Awarding the leading subscription platform for media companies to drive engagement, loyalty and revenue.

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              Best Customer Data Platform

              Awarding the CDP that has been most successful in helping businesses manage customer data.

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              Best Digital/Social Video Management Platform

              Awarding the platform that most efficiently manages and displays content across digital or social channels.


                Best Connected TV/Streaming Video Management Platform

                Awarding the platform that most efficiently manages and displays content across connected TV or streaming services.


                  Best Data Management Platform

                  Awarding the platform that has been most successful in helping businesses manage user data.


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                  Aleksey Baksheyev

                  CTO, HEAD OF PRODUCT

                  COMPLEX NETWORKS


                  Lauren Bertolini

                  CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

                  THE DAILY BEAST


                  Matt Delbridge

                  CREATIVE LEAD

                  MADE THOUGHT


                  Evan Hanlon




                  Isabel Kantor

                  SVP, TECHNOLOGY



                  Michael Lanyon

                  EVP, TECHNOLOGY

                  CRITICAL MASS


                  Clarissa Matthews




                  Adam McClean

                  CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER



                  Aeneas McDonnell


                  NEWS UK


                  Ariscielle Novicio

                  SVP, TECHNOLOGY

                  NEW YORK POST


                  Ken Peltzer


                  GROUP NINE MEDIA


                  Ray Romero


                  HEARTS & SCIENCE


                  Will Rompala


                  HEALTH UNION


                  Fuat Seker

                  CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

                  MYNET GROUP


                  Ebony Shears

                  VP, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT



                  Chantelle Silveira

                  CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER



                  Mark Sturino

                  VP, DATA AND ANALYTICS

                  GOOD APPLE


                  A.R. Tabrizi

                  DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT

                  LEAF GROUP


                  Kendell Timmers

                  VP, ADVERTISING DATA

                  THE NEW YORK TIMES


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                  PAST WINNERS




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                  HOW TO ENTER






                  Choose category or categories you'd like to enter.






                  Prepare responses to entry prompts





                  Upload supporting materials that strengthen your entry.




                  Submit your entry fee payment online.



                  JUDGING CRITERIA

                  Judges will be looking for companies or campaigns that can clearly demonstrate success over the past 12 months. Judges are seeking companies or campaigns that have seized challenges and created opportunities and will evaluate entries based on the following criteria: Innovation, Creativity, Consumer Value and Results. 

                  Judges will require evidence to substantiate all entries. This can include details of financial performance, specific KPIs, creative evidence in the form of a sizzle reel, campaign images, or links to the final project or related sites. The judges will also consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry.

                  THE JUDGING PROCESS

                  Judges will score each entry prompt and consider any supporting materials submitted. These scores will be combined to give an overall score for each entry. All scores will then be averaged and the highest scoring entries will appear on the shortlist. Note: At least three judges will score each entry.


                  All material will remain confidential to the judges. Only the 'Credits' section of an entry will be made public via the shortlist. If you win a particular category, our team may summarize the entry for posts on Digiday.com. Specific results are never shared. 





                  Can I submit from outside the U.S.? 

                  Yes, the Digiday Technology Awards are open globally. 

                  Can I submit without my client's name becoming public?

                  Yes. So long as you leave your client's name out of the 'Credits' section located at the bottom of the entry form, they will not be made public alongside your name. 

                  What parts of my entry are made public?

                  The only information that is ever publicized is the 'Credits' section of your entry, should you be named a finalist or winner. 

                  Should this program be entered like a case study?

                  Yes. The suggestion is for this program to be entered from a cast study perspective. So, using our prompts to prove how X client was able to achieve Y through the use of your platform.

                  What is the eligibility period?

                  The eligibility period spans the 12 months prior to the June Early Deadline date and ends on the Early Deadline.  

                  Can I edit my submission after the deadline?

                  No. Your submission must be completed in its entirety by the deadline date. There will be no re-accessing submissions after payment. 

                  Whose contact information should we include on the entry form?

                  We use the included contact information for all updates regarding your entry. You should also include a secondary contact & email address in case we aren't able to connect with you.

                  What if my company or a competitor has a judge on the jury panel?

                  We recuse judges from scoring any categories their company or a direct competitor submits to. 

                  When and how are finalists announced?

                  The shortlist will be announced on Digiday.com. The specific date will be included within the confirmation email received post entry. All entrants will be notified, whether you are named a finalist or not, via the email address you included on your entry. 

                  When and how are the winners announced?

                  All winners are announced virtually via a live ceremony. The exact date will be announced with the shortlist. 

                  Can I license the use of the Digiday Technology Awards logo?

                  Yes. Our licensing program provides you with the opportunity to further the reach of your win through the use of our seal on your website, via social media, email signatures and more. For more information on the options available, please reach out to our team at awards@digiday.com.


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